This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC 2 Scotland on Thursday, December 21 2017

03:55This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S] 
06:30Flog It! Trade Secrets Handmade - Part 1: Antiques series. This programme focuses on the work of amateur craftsmen and women. [S] 
07:00MasterChef: The Professionals 4/21. The search for the country's 2017 culinary superstar continues. Six chefs face a skills test, set by Monica. They have 20 minutes to prepare a dish using cod cheeks. [AD,S,SL] 
08:00David Suchet - In the Footsteps... ...of St Peter. 2/2. Actor David Suchet continues to trace the life of the man we know today as Saint Peter. According to the Bible, it is Peter who takes charge after the death of Jesus. [AD,S] 
09:00Victoria Derbyshire The BBC's daily news and current affairs programme with original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate and breaking news. [S] 
11:00BBC Newsroom Live Stay up to date on the day's top stories with the latest breaking news as it happens. [S] 
12:00First Minister's Questions Coverage of First Minister's Questions in the Scottish Parliament. [S] 
12:50Snow Babies Caroline Quentin narrates the tale of a group of baby animals, including emperor penguins and polar bears, born in some of the coldest and harshest places on Earth. [S] 
13:45Nature's Miniature Miracles:... ...Natural World. This film tells the epic survival stories of the world's smallest animals. It really is a big bad world out there. So what happens if you are the little guy? [S] 
14:50Victorian Bakers at Christmas 4/4. How the Victorians invented Christmas as it's known today, through the eyes of four bakers, who make favourite festive products from a revolutionary era in British history. [S] 
15:50Back in Time for Christmas 1/2. The 1940s, 50s and 60s: One family time-travels through six decades of festive nostalgia. A wartime Christmas has the Robshaws embracing the 'make do and mend' spirit of the era. [S] 
16:50Sacred Rivers with Simon Reeve 3/3. The Yangtze: Simon Reeve explores the influence three rivers have on the countries they flow through. He travels along the Yangtze, discovering a revival of religious faith in China. [S] 
17:50Nativity! Film CBBC. Comedy. A teacher brags that his ex, a Hollywood producer, is thinking of turning his school's Nativity play into a film. But he hasn't actually spoken to his ex in years. [2009] [S] 
19:30Timeline Features and issues from across Scotland with Shereen Nanjiani and Glenn Campbell. [S] 
20:00MasterChef: The Professionals -... ...The Finals. 21/21. Just one almighty cook off remains before one chef is crowned 2017 champion. [AD,S] 
21:00Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely... ...Champers. In a special Christmas treat, two of the country's best-loved comedians, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders, take a trip to France to find out how to put the bubbles into bubbly. [AD,S] 
22:00Absolutely Fabulous Cold Turkey Award-winning sitcom set in the world of fashion and PR. Edina plans her first Christmas with the family. This break in tradition gives Patsy a serious trauma. [S] 
22:35Insert Name Here 5/8. Christmas: In this special festive edition, Jack Dee and Suzannah Lipscomb join Josh and Martin Kemp and Liz Bonnin join Richard. Contains some strong language. [S] 
23:05QI 8/18. Merriment: Quiz show in which the aim is to be interesting. Stephen Fry conjures up some seasonal merriment with Jenny Eclair, Johnny Vegas, Bill Bailey and Alan Davies. [S] 
23:35Dara and Ed's Road to Mandalay 3/3. Myanmar: Dara and Ed arrive in Yangon, Myanmar at a time of great political change. After 50 years of brutal military rule, Myanmar recently heralded a new era of democracy. [AD,S] 
00:35The Alternativity Unique, hour-long film following the production of a contemporary one-off performance of the nativity play quite unlike any other. [S] 
01:35The Apprentice 14/14. The Final: For the final head to head, the finalists have to bring their business plans to life by creating ad campaigns and pitching to industry experts. [S,SL] 
02:35The Apprentice: You're Hired 12/12. Rhod Gilbert meets the winner, runner-up and Lord Sugar himself to discuss the tears, triumphs and most memorable moments of the past 12 weeks. [S,SL] 
03:35The Sweet Makers at Christmas Four modern confectioners immerse themselves in the world of their predecessors, discovering how sweet makers of old helped shape the way Christmas is celebrated. [AD,S,SL] 
04:35This Is BBC Two Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S]